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Praying is important when you wake up
by Charles M. Schulz

Praying is important when you wake up
at two o'clock in the morning
feeling sick from eating something dumb the day before.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

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Life is like a ten speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles M. Schulz PHOTO

Big sisters are the crabgrass in the lawn of life.
- Linus Van Pelt in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts cartoon

I love mankind, it's people I can't stand.
- Charles M. Schulz

 

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask "Why me?"
Then a voice answers "Nothing personal,
your name just happened to come up. -
- Charlie Brown, in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

I've developed a new philosophy...
I only dread one day at a time.
- the character Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts comic

The way I see it, it doesn't matter what you believe,
just so you're sincere.
- Linus Van Pelt in Charles M. Schulz' Go Fly A Kite, Charlie Brown

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That's the secret to life . . .
replace one worry with another.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

All you need is love.
But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
- Charles M. Schulz

No problem is so formidable that
you can't walk away from it.
- Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
- Charles M. Schulz in his Peanuts cartoon

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter
quite like unrequited love.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts comic

Nothing echoes like an empty mailbox.
- Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

Decorate your home.
It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.
- Charles M. Schulz

I think I've discovered the secret of life -
you just hang around until you get used to it.
- Charles M. Schulz

Jogging is very beneficial.
It's good for your legs and your feet.
It's also very good for the ground.
If makes it feel needed.
- Charles M. Schulz

I have a new philosophy.
I'm only going to dread one day at a time.
- Charles M. Schulz

If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation,
it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.
- Charles M. Schulz

Try not to have a good time...
this is supposed to be educational.
- Charles M. Schulz

No problem is too big to run away from.
- Charles M. Schulz

There is no problem so big it cannot be run away from.
- Charles M. Schulz

You're a good man, Charlie Brown.
- Charles M. Schulz

Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.
It is already tomorrow in Australia.
- Charles M. Schulz

It doesn't matter what you believe just so long as you're sincere.
- Charles M. Schulz

My life has no purpose, no direction,
no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy.
I can't figure it out.
What am I doing right?
- Charles M. Schulz

Yesterday I was a dog.
Today I'm a dog.
Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog.
Sigh!
There's so little hope for advancement.
- Charles M. Schulz

A whole stack of memories never equal one little hope.
- Charles M. Schulz

Aunt Marion was right...
Never marry a musician, and never answer the door.
- Charles M. Schulz

Life is like an ice-cream cone, you have to lick it one day at a time.
- Charles M. Schulz

Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life.
- Charles M. Schulz

There's a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker.
- Charles M. Schulz

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Praying without ceasing is not ritualized,
nor are there even words.
It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God.
- Peace Pilgrim

Prayer is a thought, a belief, a feeling,
arising within the mind of the one praying.
- Ernest Holmes

Conversations with God are very different
from the usual nature of prayer.
Prayers are commonly only in one direction -
the one praying speaks and hopes God is listening.
Prayers also tend to focus on asking
for specific things or outcomes one wants,
rather than seeking to better understand the mind of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness,
or else forgiving another.
- Jean Paul

If God listened to the prayers of men,
all men would quickly have perished:
for they are forever praying for evil against one another.
- Epicurus

Are you living for the things you are praying for?
- Austin Phelps

When did I realize I was God? Well, I was praying and
I suddenly realized I was talking to myself.
- Peter O'Toole

Never be entirely idle; but either be reading,
or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring
something for the public good.
- Thomas a Kempis

I have been benefited by praying for others;
for by making an errand to God for them I have gotten something for myself.
- Samuel Rutherford

Prayer means that the total you is praying.
Your whole being reaches out to God,
and God reaches down to you.
- E. Stanley Jones

Praying can make a difference, and it is up to all of us to try that,
with faith, and see if it will not support these admirable troops,
their spouses, and their families.
- Michael Enzi

When we talk to God, we're praying.
When God talks to us, we're schizophrenic.
- Jane Wagner

The Indian race are waiting and praying.
- Chief Joseph

In jail I was just like everybody else,
I was sitting there praying, feeling caged.
- Dennis Rodman

No praying, it spoils business.
- Thomas Otway

The whole house came up and I came up with it...
I was just praying to the Lord to take care of me.
- Willie Nelson

When Queer Eye hit, the church told my mom they were praying for me.
She said, God loves him too.
And I support him 100 percent.
- Jai Rodriguez

The Palestinian Rifle is ready and we will aim it if
they try to prevent us from praying in Jerusalem.
- Yasser Arafat

It's clearly more important to treat one's fellow man
well than to be always praying and fasting and touching
one's head to a prayer mat.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Let a man be but in earnest in praying against a temptation
as the tempter is in pressing it,
and he needs not proceed by a surer measure.
- Robert South

I'm praying that was my one little dip in the cancer pool.
I hope never to have to revisit that,
but I learned a lot, I'm cancer free with a bright and hopeful future.
- Julie Gold

She died praying that she might die.
- Mary Chesnut

Everytime someone ends a prayer in the Western world they say Amen -
that is the name of an Egyptian god associated with completion.
So we're still praying to their gods.
- Whitley Strieber

I spent every day just praying that I didn't look like a big dork on camera.
- Lara Flynn Boyle

Why is it that when we talk to God we're said to be praying,
but when God talks to us we're schizophrenic?
- Lily Tomlin

I imagine the life of an atheistic praying mantis to be rather torturous.
- Brian Celio

If you talk to God, you are praying.
If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.
- Thomas Szasz

Praying privately in churches, I began to discover
that heaven was my true home and also that it was here and now,
woven into this life.
- Lionel Blue

I have not placed reading before praying because I
regard it more important,
but because, in order to pray aright,
we must understand what we are praying for.
- Angelina Grimke

The ancient Greek oral poets all had this anxiety about
the deficiencies of their memories and always began
poems by praying to the Muse to help them remember.
- David Antin

Play and pray; but on the whole do not pray when you
are playing and do not play when you are praying.
- Charles Williams

Even if I had nothing to do with the Canada Council,
I'd be praying for it.
- Karen Kain

Praying is like a rocking chair - it'll give you something to do,
but it won't get you anywhere.
- Gypsy Rose Lee

The scent of wine, oh how much more agreeable,
laughing, praying, celestial and delicious it is than that of oil!
- Francois Rabelais

If you study the Talmud you please God even more than
you do by praying or fasting.
- Abraham Cahan

In that I found being able to talk to my family about my feelings,
praying for strength and realizing that our lives have
a deep purpose and the journey of our lives is to find
out what that is and express it,
was the only way I could have gotten through it.
- Marlo Thomas

Never was a faithful prayer lost.
Some prayers have a longer voyage than others,
but then they return with their richer lading at last,
so that the praying soul is a gainer by waiting for an answer.
- William Gurnall

Although both sides of my family were religious,
I was never forced to practice the Jewish faith.
I did not really rebel against it, but then,
as today, I disliked organized religion.
I have a strange inhibition about praying with others.
- Georg Solti

Farewell all relations and friends in Christ;
farewell acquaintances and all earthly enjoyments;
farewell reading and preaching,
praying and believing, wanderings, reproaches,
and sufferings.
- Donald Cargill


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